China is about to launch its most advanced mission to the moon yet (Image Credit: SNN)
23 November 2020
China plans to launch its Chang’e 5 spacecraft today, in the first mission designed to bring moon rocks back to Earth in more than four decades.
The uncrewed Chang’e 5 spacecraft will attempt to collect at least two kilograms of lunar dust and debris from the northern region of the Oceanus Procellarum, a previously unvisited area on the near side of the moon.
If successful, the Chang’e 5 return mission will make China only the third country after the US and …